The United States Department of State has once again included Panama on the list of countries to which it recommends that US citizens not travel due to cases of Covid-19 but this time with a codicil: “Your risk of contracting Covid-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved dose.”
The US government statement specified that the warning is given after a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that have issued a level 4 travel health advisory for Panama due to the increase in cases of the new coronavirus in the country.
The warning was issued on Tuesday and reaches 22 nations, four of them from Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, and Panama.
In September 2021, the State Department had lowered the warning level for US citizens to travel to Panama in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, after keeping it at level 4 in September.
Level 4 indicates that travel is not recommended due to the high incidence of coronavirus.
Likewise, a warning is made for reasons of insecurity in specific areas such as the Mosquito Gulf and in some parts of Darien.